His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, launched a drive-through test centre for the coronavirus at Zayed Sports City on Saturday. With covid cases across the globe making an alarming increase,HH Sheikh Mohamed has now launched drive-through screening in Abu Dhabi.
This led to people wondering if similar centres will be opened across the UAE. It looks like someone heard their wish and now test centres will be set up across Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Al Ain and Al Dhafra over the next ten days. How amazing is that! The move clearly depicts our Ruler’s intention in providing the best for people to fight Covid 19. More information about the openings will be releases closed to the launch date.
صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن زايد خلال افتتاح مركز “الفحص من المركبة” الذي أطلقته “صحة” للكشف عن فيروس
“كورونا” في مدينة أبوظبي
— SEHA – شركة صحة (@SEHAHealth) March 28, 2020
Meanwhile, the UAE recorded 102 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the country’s total to 570. The Ministry of Health and Prevention added that all patients are stable and are receiving medical treatment. Further, the UAE launched a massive sterilization program to ward off the virus.
The sterilization programme kicked off on on Thursday evening and will continue until 5 April, from 8pm-6am. Residents are directed to stay home during this time, limiting movement strictly and to not leave their homes except to buy food, basic essentials and medicines.
Amidst the havoc created right now by covid 19, residents are forced to stay indoors. In order to fight the battle together, restaurants in Dubai have started offering free meals during Covid 19. With people stuck in quarantine and unable to leave home, eateries around the city have offered to help.
During this pandemic, the most vulnerable people will be eligible for free meals throughout the day. South Indian restaurant, Uppum Mulakam has come up with this unique initiative. The restaurant has branches in Karama and Mamzar and have taken a bold step to offer humanitarian aid to all those in need.
Additionally, in line with the precautions to curb coronavirus, the Dubai RTA has now released a new set of rules. The new rules ensure there is no overcrowding inside the metro. Here’s an overview of the new rules for Dubai Metro, taxis, trams and buses:
- All passengers must wear a face mask while traveling by all public transport including taxis
- Residents having a fever or flu symptoms are advised not to use public transport
- Taxis and limousines are now restricted to only carry two passengers at a time, to ensure social distancing
- Passengers must sit ONLY in alternate seats in metros, trams and buses. Besides, riders are strictly advised against sitting on seats marked with an ‘X’
- Those standing in metros, trams or buses must maintain safe distance by staying on the demarcated floor stickers